Greenville B. Penn
- Born: 31 Dec 1843, Penn Store, Patrick Co., Virginia
- Marriage: Catherine Mundy (Kate) Rucker on 23 Nov 1865
- Died: 22 Jun 1927, Greensboro, Guilford Co., N.C. at age 83
- Buried: 23 Jun 1927, Danville, Danville City, Virginia
Cause of his death was Cartiac Failure.
Greenville B. Penn enlisted as a Private in Company H, 42nd Infantry Regiment Virginia on May 22, 1861. He was promoted to Full Sergeant 2nd Class on October 31,1861 and promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on February 1, 1862. On February 25, 1862 he was detailed to Recruiting duty and returned on April 1, 1862 and listed on the muster rolls on April 14, 1862.
He was promoted to Full Lieutenant 3rd Class on April 21, 1862 and wounded on August 9, 1862 at Cedar Run, VA (In shoulder). He was hospitalized on August 11, 1862 at Charlottesville, VA and transferred on August 17, 1862 to Lynchburg, VA then to Danville, VA on August 20, 1862. He returned to duty on October 21, 1862 and is listed on muster rolls on November 1, 1862.
He was wounded once again on May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA and hospitalized on May 9, 1863 at Richmond, VA. He was given a furlough on May 12, 1863 (For 70 days) and remained hospitalized at Danville, VA starting on May 12, 1863.
On June 3, 1863 he was promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class and returned on July 31, 1863 and is listed on muster rolls on October 9, 1863. Greenville was promoted to Full Captain on December 11, 1863 and remained on muster rolls through April 6, 1864.
On September 22, 1864 he was taken POW at Fisher's Hill, VA and confined on September 25, 1864 at Harper's Ferry, VA. He was then taken to Fort Delaware, DE on September 27, 1864 where he remained until the end of the War.
On June 17, 1865 Greenville took the Oath of Allegiance was released and began transportation back to Danville, VA where he made his way home to Penn's Store in Patrick Co., VA.
The 1870 Federal Census for Patrick Co., VA, Mayo, Penn's Store Post Office, page 508B records Greenville (26) and Kate M. (22) Penn with children Rucker (3), Annie V. (1) , and Harriet J. (3/12). See notes on his father, Thomas Penn, for other family facts in the 1870 census.
The 1880 Federal Census for Patrick Co., VA, Mayo River, District 159, page 88A records Greenville (36) and Kate R. (32) Penn with children Rucker (13), Annie V. (11) , Harry J. (10), Barnes (8), Willie G. (6), George (5), and Infant (2/12).
See general notes on son George R. Penn for 1900 census facts on Greenville and family.
The 1910 Federal Census for Danville City, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, District 20 records Green (66) and Kate R. (61) Penn with children Willie G. (36), Holmes E. (30), Howard L. (28), and Ellis M. (25) living at 138 Holbrook Street. Also in the household is Green's brother, P. C. Penn (61). Green and Kate have had 11 children of which 7 are still living.
The 1920 Federal Census for Danville City, Ward 2, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, District 34 records Green (76) and Kate (72) Penn with son Willie G. Penn (45) living at 138 Holbrook.
North Carolina Death Certificate
Birth Date: 31 Dec 1843
Birth Place: Patrick, Virginia
Death Date: 22 Jun 1927
Death Location: Greensboro, Guilford
Spouse's Name: Kate Rucker
Father's Name: Thos J Penn
Mother's Name: Catherine L
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Tobacconist (1900/1910).
Greenville married Catherine Mundy (Kate) Rucker, daughter of George Henry McDaniel Rucker and Catherine Mundy Pettyjohn, on 23 Nov 1865. (Catherine Mundy (Kate) Rucker was born in Dec 1847 in Lynchburg, Campbell Co., Virginia, died on 23 Nov 1938 in Madison, Rockingham Co., NC and was buried on 25 Nov 1938 in Danville City, (Pittsylvania Co.), Virginia.) The cause of her death was Apoplexy.